Android is a fine OS, but the lure of a new iPhone may be too much to resist. If you're going to make the switch, you won't want to leave any scrap of your precious mobile identity in Android's cold robotic embrace. Here's how to pack up everything you'll need to bring to your new life in Apple's walled garden.
Here's something for Scooby and the gang. A new service called Brace is using Dropbox to organize and sync files to personal websites. Seemingly targeted at consumers looking for a simple, drag and drop alternative to things like FTP and Github, Brace is offering a clean and straightforward interface for managing…
Having rolled out an auto-upload function for some Android users in September, Facebook is now testing the same photo syncing system for iOS users too.
Over at MacRumors they've discovered what appears to be a new Automatic Update feature set to arrive with iOS 5. Put simply, the change could see iPhones and other iOS devices updating apps without the need for tedious syncing.
Have you somehow wrangled yourself an early Windows Phone 7? Are you a Mac user who just wants to be really really prepared when WP7 launches officially next month? Either way, Microsoft just made a beta for Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac available for download in the Microsoft Download Center. Keep in mind that it…
At least to some extent, syncing is on its way out, and ZumoCast, which enters private beta today, offers an attractive alternative: turning your computer into a personal cloud and streaming video to iPads and iPhones instead of syncing it.
On the eve of giving up my BlackBerry for a shiny new iPhone 4 (hopefully), along comes Music WithMe, an app that syncs iTunes playlists to BlackBerry devices over Wi-Fi or 3G. Dammit, that sounds convenient.
For a while I carried a USB drive on my keyring, but it never helped me rescue a computer lab damsel in distress like I had hoped it would. Maybe I'll fare better with Scosche's FlipSync folding USB key fobs.
Zune's done wireless syncing for a bajillion years. Why can't the iPhone and iPod touch (and iPad)? As this demo of the hopefully-not-but-probably-rejected app WiFi Sync shows, there's really no good reason for them not to. [TechCrunch]
The XP1-Power is a little bulkier than your average USB cable, but it has good reason: it packs a back-up battery in-line. XMultiple have improved on their older version, now boasting 20 hours of extra juice and surge protection.
If you're one of those unfortunate Pre users that updated to iTunes 8.2.1 without seeing our warning, there are two options. You could either downgrade to iTunes 8.2, or use one of these alternative apps and future-proof yourself.
Palm already lets you sync the Pre with iTunes via its clever pretending-to-be-an-iPod, but that only gets music, video and photos onto your phone. Missing Sync does the rest.
Apple just sent out an email to MobileMe subscribers to let them know of some new(ish) features. The biggest bullet point is the fact that push is back.
The latest update to Evernote adds a new feature to its premium version: adding, syncing, and accessing your Word, Excel, Powerpoint docs, or any other file you throw at it, on any device or platform.
Here's a quick tip on how to sync only your address book and calendar with your iPhone—perfect for the times when you want to get in and out and not worry about whether it's going to transfer five albums or back up all your apps. Just use iSync by pulling down the dropdown in the iSync icon and hitting sync there.…